Art as Ethics / Ethical Art in the Works of George Eliot (SAMLA 87)

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In her famous essay, "The Natural History of German Life," George Eliot decried the recent attempts of English painters to recreate the "truthfulness" of Teniers and Murillo. Though Eliot would attempt to correct the errors in perception and representation through her writing, she continued to engage with other forms of art (paintings and music, specifically) throughout her life. In keeping with the theme of SAMLA 87, this panel looks for papers examining the moments in Eliot's works - her novels, poetry, nonfiction - wherein she contemplates other forms of art and their moral and ethical implications for both her characters and her readers. By June 15th, please submit a 150-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dan Abitz, Georgia State University, at dabitz1@gsu.edu.